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  • Hulu Offers a Frozen Mystery in Canadian Import “Cardinal”

    - Jun 14, 2017
    I’ve always been a sucker for mysteries that use their locations as not just backdrops but practically as characters in the narrative. Think about how David Lynch used the Pacific Northwest in the first season of...
  • Emotional Improv: Lea Thompson on “The Year of Spectacular Men”

    - Jun 13, 2017
    Two of the best roles in the career of Lea Thompson revolve around characters who are haunted by their past. The first is a film practically everyone knows: Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 classic, “Back to the Future,”...
  • Bright Wall/Dark Room June 2017: “Of Meat & Mediums” by Kelsey Ford

    - Jun 13, 2017
    We are pleased to feature an excerpt from the June 2017 edition of the online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room, which is focused on the concept of The Hero’s Journey on film. Along with this essay by Kelsey Ford about...
  • Everything You Know About Cannes vs. Netflix is Wrong

    - Jun 12, 2017
    You may have heard that the 19-film competition line-up at Cannes this year included two films to which Netflix owns the rights and that Netflix, in its corporate wisdom, decided will be shown exclusively via Netflix...
  • Don’t Take It Too Serious: Sam Elliott on “The Hero”

    - Jun 12, 2017
    Writer/director/editor Brett Haley was so taken with veteran actor Sam Elliott’s performance in “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” he built his next film around Elliott as actor and icon. In “The Hero,” Elliott plays an...
  • Adam West: 1928-2017

    - Jun 11, 2017
    Hundreds of tributes celebrating the life of actor Adam West have been penned since it was announced that he passed away at the age of 88 on June 9 after a battle with leukemia. I would...
  • Shimmer Lake

    - Jun 10, 2017
    Netflix’s “Shimmer Lake” is just about the first interactive title from the streaming company, especially if you like pausing and rewinding (or whatever the Netflix equivalent of that action is). The hook for this tale about...
  • “Awake in the Dark: Second Edition” In Stores, Ebert in the Sun-Times

    - Jun 9, 2017
    Roger Ebert’s 2006 book, Awake in the Dark, is now available in its Second Edition published by the University of Chicago Press, with a foreword by David Bordwell. Ebert’s reviews still appear every Friday in the Chicago...
  • Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: June 8, 2017

    - Jun 9, 2017
    10 NEW TO NETFLIX”Catfight””Disturbing the Peace””Full Metal Jacket””Mean Girls””My Left Foot””The Queen””Rounders””Trolls” “Young Frankenstein””Zodiac”7 NEW TO BLU-RAY/DVD”Bambi”Someone the other day asked me what I hate about movies nowadays and we discussed a few overrated flicks (I...
  • Songs from a Marriage: Zoe Lister-Jones on “Band Aid”

    - Jun 9, 2017
    “Band Aid” is a quirky indie with a charming premise, endearing performances, and surprising emotional power. Zoe Lister-Jones is the film’s writer, director, producer, lyricist, and star in the story of an estranged married couple who...